40th International Conference and Exhibition ICSOBA 2022

Technical Field Trips

At ICSOBA 2022 the field trips to MYTILINEOS Agios Nikolaos plant were organized. Two groups of total 80 delegates took part in a full-day bus tour, in two groups – focusing on bauxite & alumina refinery and aluminium and carbon operations of the plant. The visit of both groups included general MYTILINEOS company presentation at ASPRA SPITIA (PEROKE Cafe-Restaurant) where the company history, current operations, its significance for Greek economy and future development plans were presented. After that, bus tour with short stops to Digestion, Precipitation, Smelting, BR Area & BR Pilot Facilities were organized. Due to COVID restrictions, no walking in the premises was allowed, however key operations personnel were giving the details and answered questions of participants, on site. After the tour at the plant, delegates were shown Removal Exhibition Area where the products made from bauxite residue were displayed and their application potential was explored.

MYTILINEOS - Aluminium of Greece Plant

Agios Nikolaos, Greece

The leading industrial producer of alumina and aluminium in South-Eastern Europe and the only vertically integrated bauxite, alumina and aluminium production plant in Europe:

  • Mining 570 000 tonnes of Greek bauxite, processing each year more than 1.3 million tonnes of Greek bauxite and 0.8 million tonnes of tropical bauxite
  • Producing 860 000 tonnes of Alumina (out of which 510 000 tonnes are exported).
  • Producing 195 000 tonnes of aluminium (out of which 114 000 tonnes are exported).
  • Advanced pilot plant for bauxite residue valorisation.